Renato Molina



Renato Molina is an Assistant Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami. He is also a Faculty Scholar at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. 
Renato received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research broadly explores the economics of natural resource extraction, conservation and natural disasters. Apart from his academic work, Renato actively consults for both private and public sectors. Among his latest projects in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy involve providing technical advice for fisheries reform and technical training for agency management in Latin America. 
At UM, Renato is involved in several interdisciplinary collaborations across Economics, Atmospheric Science, and Environmental Conservation. He also advises a diverse group of students under the Environmental and Resource Economics lab group and teaches Data Analysis for Environmental Policy (MES 623) and Economics and Politics of the Environment (MES 636).
In the outdoors, Renato enjoys thrill-seeking hobbies such as flying airplanes upside down and jumping off helicopters while on a snowboard. During his downtime, he enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his brown-dappled dachshund, Floyd.
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